Waterloo Public Library Digital Collection
Claus Koelln Biography


Description
Creator:
Little, Ellis, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
This is a handwritten biography of Claus Koelln from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.
Notes:
To see the original document please visit the Ellis Little Local History Room at the Main Branch of the Waterloo Public Library
Date of Original:
1831-1929
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Koelln, Claus
Local identifier:
ELP 51.112
Collection:
Ellis Little Papers: Men and Women of Our Past
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Ellis Little Papers
Contact
Waterloo Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

Full Text

Born: 1831, Died: 1929
Married:

Claus Koelln came out from Germany to Waterloo in 1855. He was apprenticed as a carpenter and builder and carried on this trade here, building homes and businesses in early Waterloo.

In 1869, he was the main contractor when the Fair Building was constructed on the Show grounds. This is where some of the early Saengerfests were held. He lived to the ripe old age of 98 yrs 8 months.

Sources:
Obituary, January 10, 1929
Marg Rowell et al. Welcome to Waterloo
History of Waterloo, Clayton Whells, [illegible]

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Claus Koelln Biography


This is a handwritten biography of Claus Koelln from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.